journey configurations box…

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

it’s no secret i love configurations! ever since their launch, these customizable boxes have allowed me to create using dimensional elements in new ways. today richele christensen shares a great step by step tutorial to show you just how easy they are to create one for yourself. so whether you incorporate your favorite photos, found elements, or special keepsakes, configurations can be customized to your creativity – think of the possibilities…t!m

I love to make Configurations, whether it’s a Configuration box, a tray or even a Configuration book your imagination will lead you on an amazing creative journey. Sit down relax and see how easy creating a Configuration box can be.

Supplies:

  • Surfaces: 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” Configuration Box; Wallflower Paper Stash, Watercolor Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Tissue Tape, Mini Lantern, Letterpress, Vellum Ephemera- Expedition, Found Relatives, Heart Charms, Chitchat, Word Bands- Observation, Crinkle Ribbon, Game Pieces, Pulley Wheels, Box Corners, Curio Knobs
  • Dies: Sizzix Compass Blueprint Framelits and Stamp Set
  • Ink: Mini Distress Ink- Set 1 and 9,
  • Glitter: Distress Glitter- Antique Linen,
  • Distress Markers: Wild Honey, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce
  • Distress Paint: Stormy Sky, Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen, Forest Moss, Iced Spruce, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint,
  • Adhesives: Foam Tape, Multi Medium, Glossy Accents
  • Tools: Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Craft Pick, Sanding Grip, Ink Blending Tool, Distress Spritzer

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Cut 4-1 3/4” x 5 1/2” pieces of Wallflower Paper Stash to cover the sides of the box and a 5” x 5” piece for the back of the box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Adhere paper to the sides and back of the Configuration box using Multi Medium.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Add Tissue Tape to the corners.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Wrap Tissue Tape around the edge and fold over to the inside.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Apply Tissue tape to the face of the Configuration box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Fold in opposing sides first and then the other two sides.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Ink the edges using Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Cut one corner of the box for Mini Lantern wire to go through.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Cut a 8 1/4” x 8 1/4” piece of Wallflower Paper Stash to line the inside of the box. Score all 4 side 1 5/8” in from the sides.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Cut the corners out on the score lines.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Paint the inside of the Configuration Box with Multi Medium and adhere paper.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Place Mini Lantern in lower left corner, place the wire through the corner of the box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Wrap Tissue Tape around top edge of box and fold over to cover top edge.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Adhere a few pieces of Vellum Ephemera to the back of box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Paint the Letterpress letters using Distress Paint and let dry.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Lightly sand the letters with a Sanding Grip. Ink the edges using Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Stamp the Compass Blueprint onto Watercolor cardstock 4 times using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Die cut the Compass pieces using the matching Framelits.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Color the outer Compass pieces using Distress Ink on an Ink Blending tool. Applying Wild Honey Distress Maker directly to your Craft Sheet, pick the ink up with a Water brush and wash it over the inked area.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Spritz over the images with Iced Spruce Distress Marker. Love the added texture.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Color the image with Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky Distress Marker and blend with the Water brush.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Ink the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Apply Glossy Accents to the white areas of the Compass and pour Antique Linen Distress Glitter over it. Shake off excess and let dry.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Use foam tape to layer the pieces together and to adhere in box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Cut around the Found Relatives, attach a Custom Heart to the little girl and use foam tape or Game Pieces to adhere to box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Create a little verse with Chitchat words, Ink the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Add verse to Configuration box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Adhere “Journey” Letterpress letters with Multi Medium. Add a block behind the “J” to help hold the Lantern. Adhere Lantern to blocks with Multi Medium.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Attach Pulley Wheels and Corners by using a Craft PIck to poke holes in   Configuration Box. Use your scissor like a drill if you need a larger hole.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Attach the Curio Knob to the top of the box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Paint Word Band with Distress paint let partially dry and wipe off excess with a cloth.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Attach the Word Band to the front of the box using a craft pick.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Color Crinkle Ribbon by applying Distress ink directly to Craft Sheet, spritz with water and drag ribbon through ink.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Dry with a heat tool.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Continue to add color as desired.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Crinkle ribbon as it dries.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Make bow by wrapping around your hand 3 times.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Pinch the center of the ribbon.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

sing another piece of ribbon tie around the center of bow.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Tie bow to Curio Knob.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Attach velcro to battery pack to secure to back of box.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

Wrap excess wire around battery pack.

Journey Configuration by Richele Christensen | timholtz.com

I love using Found Relatives to create my own story and the Configuration box is the perfect setting.

Richele

 

*be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can
click the links below to purchase online…
(SSS=simon says stamp / IE=inspiration emporium)

CONFIGURATIONS 5.5″ X 5.5″ (ie|sss)

 

Wallflower Paper Stash (IE|SSS)

 

Distress Watercolor Cardstock (IE|SSS)

 

Framelits Compass Blueprints (IE|SSS)

 

Tissue Tape (sss|IE)

 

Letterpress (IE|SSS)

 

Mini Lantern (IE|SSS)

 

Vellum Ephemera- Expedition (sss|ie)

 

Found Relatives (IE|SSS)

 

Heart Charms (IE|SSS)

 

Word Bands Observations (IE|SSS)

 

Chit Chat Stickers (IE|SSS)

 

Crinkle Ribbon (IE|SSS)

 

Game Pieces (ie|sss)

 

Pulley Wheels (ie|sss)

 

Box Corners (IE|SSS)

 

Curio Knobs (ie|sss)

 

Distress Mini Ink Pads Kit 1 (IE|SSS)

 

Mini Distress Ink Kit 9 (IE|SSS)

 

Wild Honey Distress Marker (sss|ie)

 

Stormy Sky Distress Marker (sss|ie)

 

Iced Spruce Distress Marker (IE|SSS)

 

Antique Linen Distress Glitter (IE|SSS)

 

Stormy Sky Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Antique Linen Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Rusty Hinge Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Forest Moss Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Iced Spruce Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Wild Honey Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Peeled Paint Distress Paint (IE|SSS)

 

Multi-Medium Matte (SSS|IE)

 

Glossy Accents (IE|SSS)

 

Distress Marker Spritzer (IE|SSS)

 

Craft Pick (IE|SSS)

 

Sanding Grip (IE|SSS)

 

Mini Ink Blending Tool (IE|SSS)

 

Craft Sheet (IE|SSS)

 

Heat Tool (IE|SSS)

 

Vagabond (SSS|IE)

 

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114 Comments to “journey configurations box…”

  1. Michelle says:

    Beautiful

  2. Monica says:

    Amazing project ! Richelle you are so clever and creative ! Thank you for a great tutorial !
    Hugs from Spain

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  4. cheryl c says:

    The details are amazing and so well described in the tut – thanks, Richele! It’s time I try a configuration; you inspired me.

  5. Tamera B. says:

    adorable!!!

  6. Patty Pearson says:

    Great box!!! Thanks for the ideas.

  7. Jennifer S says:

    This is way cool, I love how it came out!!

  8. Oh..my!!! Love it so many wonderful details!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Astrid says:

    Such a fabulous and detailed description on how to put this gorgeous box together, brilliant!!

  10. Patricia B says:

    Awesome, I just love it!! Thanks for sharing! Love ya’

  11. c dungan says:

    Thank you for sharing! Loved everything about your box. Have owned the box for some time and am now finally inspired enough to do something with it!

  12. durandconnie says:

    Nice work – I really like those pulley wheels <3

  13. Kathy Cora says:

    Wowzers. I love this and the directions are so easily read. Thanks Richelle for posting.

  14. Kimberly Daniels says:

    Great as always! Thanks for the demo!!

  15. Deedee says:

    What a great idea! Love it!

  16. Ruby C says:

    Love all the little details in Richele’s Journey Configuration Box and great tutorial.

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